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Webinar Series (3.0 CPD Hours)

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Program Summary: Two-part Webinar Series


The quality of leadership in an organization has a significant impact on employee engagement, productivity, and retention, and on talent acquisition, customer service, and profitability. Merely hoping the cream will rise to the top (“survival of the fittest”) puts you at risk of losing many promising players and almost guarantees that you will have many prize employees who are under-developed, under-leveraged, and under-performing. Leadership talent is far too precious to waste. We need to be proactive in our talent development, strategically developing leaders and leadership at all levels: “development of the fittest.” This two-part webinar series will focus on identifying and developing high potentials and future leaders.


Webinar 1- Identifying High-Potentials

This webinar will focus on identifying high-potential leaders: what to look for (signs of leadership potential); where to look; engaging line managers and senior leaders in assessing talent; and communicating leadership criteria throughout your organization. The webinar will share practical techniques, leading edge research, best practices, and useful tools.


You Will Learn:

  • What is a high-potential program?
  • Strategic perspective: identifying your organization’s needs
  • What to look for: signs of leadership potential
  • Where to look: leveraging many sources of good information
  • Who to involve: engaging line managers and senior leaders in assessing talent


Webinar 2
- Developing High-Potentials

This webinar will focus on developing high-potential leaders; engaging line managers and senior leaders in developing talent; and building a culture of leadership to keep your talent pipeline full and enhance leadership performance at all levels. The webinar will share practical techniques, leading edge research, best practices, and useful tools.


You Will Learn:

  • Developing high-potentials: primary approaches and supporting tactics
  • Engaging line managers and senior leaders in developing talent
  • Building a culture of leadership and talent development
  • Using leadership development to drive vision and strategy
  • Validation and continuous improvement


Who Should Attend:

Mid-level practitioners and above. This webinar series will be valuable for anyone who is involved in leadership development and talent management within an organization, and especially those involved in identifying, developing, and retaining High Potentials.

Joel Shapiro
Joel Shapiro

Meet your instructor

Joel Shapiro, Ph.D., President of Advanture Consulting, helped save his third generation family business in a “do or die” competitive battle against a giant multi-national firm. Joel now helps organizations around the world make strategy stick, build leaders at all levels, and manage culture and change. He has educated leaders from hundreds of organizations in his open enrolment programs, and has designed and facilitated dozens of customized leadership and organizational development programs for many tier-one firms, including Accenture, Apache, Atco, BC HRMA, BC Hydro, CGA of BC, Direct Energy, Fortis BC, ICBC, LaFarge, Nestle, Providence Health Care, Telus, and WestJet. 


Joel is a former member of the Canadian National Freestyle Ski Team; earned a Ph.D. with Distinction in Philosophy; served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the leading edge Master of Workplace Learning Program at the University of Calgary; and has done pro-bono work for a variety of non-profits (ethnic, gender, and environmental).

Course Curriculum

Webinar 1 - Identifying High-Potentials
87:00
Webinar 2 - Developing High-Potentials
88:03

What's included?

2 Videos
1 Survey
2 PDFs
3.0